About the album
"Free is an album I’ve wanted to make all my life. I didn’t know how, I was too busy and I was also a bit afraid of it.
And then there was a time when the world seemed to come to a standstill. A time of reflection and contemplation. It gave me the energy to embark on an inner dialogue, spiritually and musically.
Free became an inward journey. And on the way I found desolation and fear but also power, joy, passion and infinity. Free is all about unity, about becoming ‘one’, but also about space and time. About what lies deep within and sometimes long concealed. "
Headland is the first album of Batik, the group originated by Joost Lijbaart and Wolfert Brederode. For this project they were inspired by the tapestry work of Claudy Jongstra. The comparison between felt and music is all about compiling. Putting self-containd single small pieces (felt and notes) together to make a whole; "When you make felt you compile. You collect and arrange and with nothing but wool, water and abrasion ...